Lunchtime Survey: The Best Task Chair?

Lunchtime Survey: The Best Task Chair?

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Maxwell Ryan
Nov 2, 2007

What do you want under your toosh? We do far too much sitting at work, and whether you work from home or office, a task chair - at some point - becomes a necessity. We waver between the purely utilitarian and the pretty. We thought we'd see what you think...

Eames Aluminum Management Chairs - Designed in 1958, these chairs were originally developed by Charles Eames as a special project for a private residence designed by Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard.

The Aeron Chair - Designed by Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf in the 90's, these became dotcom boom/bust icons, but still rule the roost. These are durable, comfortable and classic.

The Leap Chair - This is the one we use. From Steelcase in 1999 and a bit warmer and more colorful than the Aeron, this is part of the next generation that tries to outdo Aeron at it's game.

The Freedom Chair - Designed by Niels Diffrient in 1999, this chair has won raves as better than the rest. A bit simpler than other chairs, the Freedom eliminates many manual adjustments and creates instead a system of internal mechanisms that respond to the user's needs.

(This will run for exactly one hour.)
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